Each month Mikal Bridges honored one student athlete
who excelled in the class room, on the court, and in the
community. Mikal provided each student with the VIP
experience at the game. The student got to sit courtside
for pre-game, a custom jersey with their name, and
handed their award at center court from Mikal himself.
At the end of the season all of the Bridges’ Brightest
Ballers also spent a fun day off the court with Mikal.
COMMUNITY | INITIATIVES
The Phoenix Suns saluted our nation’s military and those
servicing in Arizona by executing a number of military
activations within the community. During the month
of November, Phoenix Suns players – including Mikal
Bridges, De’Anthony Melton, and Josh Jackson – visited
patients at the VA hospital, surprised families at Luke
Air Force Base, and helped renovate the home of a local
Veteran. On November 14, 2018, during APS Military
Appreciation Night, the Phoenix Suns hosted a number
of military members and their families to experience a
game. As part of the special night, the Suns hosted a
family from Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors
(TAPS) and treated the group to a VIP experience that
included watching pre-game warmups from the bench and
a post-game meet and greet with each of the Suns players.
The organization also continued its annual “Holiday
Cards for Troops” campaign, in partnership with Military
Assistance Mission (MAM) which provided Suns fans with
the opportunity to share a special message to servicemen
and women overseas during the holiday season. More than
3,500 cards were sent to different military bases overseas.
Each year, the Phoenix Suns
Social Responsibility team proudly
distributes tickets to organizations
focused on youth, education, and
community development through
the Player Assist Ticket Program.
This year, Ryan Anderson,
Josh Jackson, and Elie Okobo
donated money to purchase
thousands of tickets to provide
to nonprofit organizations
and underserved members of
our community the chance to
experience a Phoenix Suns game.
The Phoenix Suns encouraged the community to get fit and
eat healthy all throughout the season. The suns hosted a
SunsFit combine, where fans got to participate in the same
drill the NBA rookies do when entering the draft. The Suns
shared how to make healthy recipes, asked people to sign
the SunsFit pledge to exercise 60 minutes a day and more.
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